Papers and correspondence of Sir Alfred Grenvile Pugsley, 1903-1998

Scope and Content

This small group of papers consists of a little family material, documentation of Pugsley's career, honours and awards including the move to Bristol, papers relating to the design, construction and opening of the Queen's Building to house the University's Faculty of Engineering, and Pugsley's lectures, publications and addresses, 1949-1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pugsley was born in Wimbledon and educated at Rutlish School, Merton and London University. He worked at the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, the Royal Airship Works, Cardington and the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough (Head of Structural and Mechanical Engineering 1941-1945) before moving to Bristol University as Professor of Civil Engineering where he remained for the rest of his career. He was elected FRS in 1952.


By section as follows: Biographical, Bristol, Lectures, publications and addresses. Index of correspondents.

Access Information

No known restrictions or closure. Visits by appointment. Some form of identification required.

Other Finding Aids

Printed catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Sir Alfred Grenvile Pugsley (1903-1998) by P. Harper and T.E. Powell, catalogue no. 13/6/89, 24 pp. Copies available from NCUACS, University of Bath.

Custodial History

Received in 1989 by the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists from Pugsley. Deposited in Bristol University Library in 1989.

Related Material

Related material held in Bristol University Library comprises:DM1350. Degree certficates and photographs. 1 box. DM1842/1-15. Lecture notes 1939-1966 were given to the University of Bristol Library in December 1998. They are similar to some of the lecture notes in section C of the NCUACS catalogue. 2 boxes. A list is available in the repository. DM1861. Memorial silver plate.


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